Youth

Indigenous young people are one of the fastest growing populations in Canada today (Statistics Canada, 2017). This means the number of Indigenous youths seeking employment and education opportunities is on the rise.

We want to connect young Indigenous role models with the resources available to help them accomplish their goals. Resources include student grants and bursaries, education and training opportunities, and events that promote collaboration and expand their relations.

Learn more about BCAAFC youth initiatives:

Leadership 
Connect with BC’s Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC).

Education 
Learn more about the Post-Secondary Student Support Program(PSSSP), the First Citizens Fund (FCF) and other financial resources to support your post-secondary journey.

Business 
Join our next 3C Challenge to explore your entrepreneurial spirit and build your professional skills.

Collaboration 
Find out more about the 18th annual Gathering Our Voices: Indigenous Youth Leadership Training event.


Other opportunities for youth:

RCMP BC Youth Advisory Committee (ages 14 to 18):
BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee Application Form
Closing Date: September 20, 2019

First Nations Youth Training (ages 18 to 25):
Six-week training opportunity for First Nations youth interested in future employment in the natural resources sector.
Next program: September 16- October 25
Location: Quesnel, BC, area. Transportation to and from anywhere in BC is included for successful applicants.
Program Application Form
Application Deadline: August 23, 2019
(late submissions accepted, preference given to early applicants)